To say COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to enterprises considering cloud deployment is an understatement. In an interview with Infosecurity, Brian Honan, CEO of BH Consulting said, “With the rush to support remote working for many more users, companies rapidly expanded their remote access solutions or migrated systems to the cloud; this rush was to ensure the business could survive and support staff to continue working. However, now that those immediate goals have been met and our response to the pandemic may be more long term than initially planned, companies need to review the security and resilience of their remote access solutions.”
Cloud deployment has always been a complex process, but for those unprepared for the way COVID-19 changed our work environment and accessibility needs – it has been particularly difficult. A very recent article, published on Techerati, features an opinion piece stating some of the biggest cloud deployments mistakes found since the COVID-19 outbreak. Author Roy White says that the top cloud deployment mistakes he has seen are due to the rush to deploy with very little planning for security but, more notably, two of the biggest mistakes are lack of access restriction capabilities and lack of administrators with cloud-skills.
To add to this rush of confusion, Gartner predicts IT spending will drop by as much as $300B USD in 2020 – meaning less budget and more complex need. Gartner is predicting an 8% drop in global tech spending in 2020. So where are CIO’s spending their limited budget? Gartner says cloud computing services expect a 19% rise, as Gartner’s chief forecaster, John-David Lovelock says “Companies have to be more digital than they had planned to be.”
One of the cloud elements which has been in high demand lately has been virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), relied upon for secure and steady access to company-secured devices.
The best way to avoid future disaster and unpreparedness with anything from a pandemic to IT spending and cloud deployment is to learn from the past and look to the future. Cloud deployment is a complex process – without the support and guidance available from a trusted vendor. Sangfor has simplified the cloud deployment process with some solutions deployed in just minutes – and with no restrictions on location and no specialized IT staff needed. Sangfor has built a solid reputation helping enterprise optimize their infrastructure, deploy and manage cloud services and provides end-to-end security for networks and employees.
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